Gathering garden party ideas sounds easy at first. After all, it’s one of the most popular party themes out there. But with so many different ideas out there, narrowing down your vision can quickly become overwhelming.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of your party planning with this ultimate guide to garden party ideas. Whether you’re planning a bridal shower, baby shower or birthday party, there’s something here for everyone.
A garden party is the perfect way to celebrate all things spring and summer. It’s a wonderful excuse to spend an afternoon outdoors, with family and friends gathered together.
Which is why we decided to pull together everything you need right here in one place. From invitations, to decorations, food, favors and more – you’re guaranteed to be inspired. Grab your party planner, and make note of your favorite garden party ideas to get started planning right away.
Catchphrases to Use
It’s always fun to include some fun words or phrases for a themed party. Use them as flower party names, on your invitations, on favors, or as giant lettering on backdrops. It’s a great way to personalize such a popular party theme. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Watch me grow
- Wild One (wildflowers)
- Flutter and twirl
- Sweet as a rose
- Butterflies and blooms
- Enchanted garden
- Secret garden
- Flower power
The best parties start with a great invitation - and these invitations are pure perfection.
You know that printables are my favorite way to decorate for a party. And these just couldn't be more adorable.
Of course the most important thing about garden parties is to include plenty of greenery and flowers. Look for ways you can tie in garden elements, like floral wreaths and topiaries, into your decor as well as using flowers on tablescapes and arrangements around the home.
You can add large potted flowers to your tables as centerpieces, or if you have a cutting machine you can cut out paper flowers for backdrops and garlands.
Garden Party Food and Recipes
The garden inspiration doesn't have to end with the decor and invitations. Here are some tasty treats that are the perfect addition to any garden party.
Small finger foods are easy and delicious. Some simple ideas are:
- finger sandwiches,
- deviled eggs,
- mini quiche, and
- spring rolls.
You can even serve vegetables or freshly made bread rolls in mini flower pots as a cute and creative twist. (Just make sure the pots are food safe, first.)
Garden Party Favors:
Of course, no party is complete without the perfect favors. You can't go wrong with classic favors like seed packets, garden markers, or flower pens, even mini potted flowers.
Here are a few more creative ideas:
Inspiring Garden Themed Parties
Looking for some actual flower-inspired and garden themed parties for ideas? These three parties are the perfect place to start for realistic inspiration for the at-home hostess.
Garden parties are a fantastic way to celebrate with friends and family. I hope these ideas have given you plenty of inspiration for your next party. And if you’re looking for more garden party ideas, you can always check out my Pinterest board dedicated to garden themed baby showers.
Don’t forget to share these ideas with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest, and leave a comment to let me know which of these ideas was your favorite!